String Quartet No.2 ("And once I played Ophelia") (2013) - 1st mvmt
for soprano and string quartet
I. Fast, breathless
Duration: 02 mins 26 secs
Allison Bell, soprano / Doric String Quartet
(P) and © 2015 Chandos Records Ltd
Ge'... khh' khh' ge'... khh' ge'... na'.
Get thee to a nunnery!
Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?
Ge'... khh' ge' th' ghghgh ghghgh ghgh aah ge' ge' thth'.
Very proud, revengeful. ambitious.
Ge' ... gu' gi' ththth
Wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them.
Gel thee to a nunnery,
khh' khh' ge'... thth
Thou shalt not escape.
mmm mmm mmm ooh mmm.
Ge'... khh khh' Ge'... T'... khh' ge' th' khh'
You jig and amble and you lisp; your wantonness!
Get thee to a nunnery, to a nunnery go.
Go thy ways to a nunnery,
Get thee to a nunnery.
Get thee to a...
And I, that sucked the honey of his musicked vows, now see what noble reason like sweet bells jangled out of time and harsh.
Blasted with ecstacy.
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